ATLANTA (September 14, 2016) The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) will honor Georgia’s preeminent technology visionary, Jeff Arnold, with an ‘Icons of the Industry’ Award at its 2016 Digital Media & Entertainment Industry Summit.
Jeff Arnold is Chairman and CEO of Sharecare, a health and wellness engagement platform he founded with Dr. Mehmet Oz, in partnership with Harpo Productions, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications. Sharecare’s ultra-personalized and comprehensive platform helps consumers connect to the knowledge, evidence-based programs and health professionals they need by building each user a unique, dynamic health profile where they can access all of their health resources in one place.
Previously, Mr. Arnold was Chairman and CEO of HowStuffWorks.com, an award-winning online resource used by millions of people each month, which he sold to Discovery Communications, where he served as Chief Digital Strategy Officer, and Chief Architect of The Curiosity Project until December 2011.
In 1998, he founded and served as CEO of WebMD, the first healthcare company to harness the power of the Internet to create a destination for consumers, healthcare institutions and physicians to find trustworthy medical information.
The event will feature a keynote address from “Mama Jan” Smith, a nationally recognized singer/songwriter/musician. Jan Smith is also a Grammy nominated producer, GA Music Hall of Fame inductee, and a multi-platinum certified vocal coach/vocal producer who has tended to some of the most distinctive voices in the business. Owner of Jan Smith Studios in Atlanta, a state-of-the-art vocal coaching, artist development, and production facility offering services nationwide to record companies, artists, producers and motion pictures. Clients include Usher, Rob Thomas/Matchbox Twenty, Justin Bieber, The Band Perry, Jill Scott, Collective Soul, India Arie, Sugarland, Drake, Mastodon and FLA/GA Line.
Representatives from the various sectors of Georgia’s growing digital media and entertainment industry will discuss relevant topics and current industry trends, including education, investing and building on the success of Georgia’s Innovative Tax Incentive Program.
Panelists for this event include:
Rep. Mike Dudgeon – State Representative for District 25, Chief Technology Officer Hi-Rez Studios
George Lott – Chief Information Officer – The Weather Channel Television Network
Kate Atwood – Vice President, Choose ATL, Metro Atlanta Chamber and Founder, Kate’s Club
Dr. Natoshia Anderson – Dean of the School of Education, New Media and Strategic Partnership at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.
Mark Henderson – Partner, Atlanta Film Works Studio & Stages. Owner, Get-A-Grip Atlanta, crewing and equipment company.
Iain Bluett – President and CEO of Ticket Alternative and Freshtix
Sponsors for this event are Sovereign Systems/Kaminario, Turner, Clark Atlanta University, Definition 6 and OFS Brands. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Barbara Martin firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The event will be held, Wednesday, October 12th 11:00am – 4:00pm at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center 495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021. Registration and more details can be found at http://www.tagonline.org/events/tag-entertainment-industry-summit/
About TAG Digital Media and Entertainment society
TAG Digital Media & Entertainment society helps companies embrace convergence, learn about the latest trends, and find investors interested in helping them grow. Anyone looking to create content, deliver or consume online entertainment will find membership in TAG Entertainment very helpful. We discuss emerging technologies, new business models, bilateral investments and distribution opportunities.
About Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000+ members and hosting over 200+ events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 34 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.